Let’s start off with a little good news about roads! I just received this note, which I am copying right onto this column, and I’ll call it “A Note from Zac at FDOT.”
“Thanks for reaching out. The lights on the Jolley Bridge and the poles on Davis Blvd. were damaged by Hurricane Irma. Repairs to lighting like those are deemed non-emergency repairs by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), so the repair contract took longer to get approved by them. FDOT has recently received approval for the repairs from FHWA and will be repairing those lights, as well as many others around the District, later this year. We have asked the contractor to prioritize the Jolley Bridge first, since there has been so much concern expressed about the lack of lighting there.
After working with you regarding the resurfacing of SR 951 from Fiddler’s Creek to the Jolley Bridge, the project was advanced and is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2019. (Note: This is what we call “The Washboard Road.”)
The lighting project on US 41E from SR 951 to Greenway Road, that we also worked with you on, is scheduled to begin in the late spring or early summer of 2019 as well.
I think that you have a lot of upcoming good news to tell your constituents. Please let me know if you have any questions.”
Speaking about “right from the FDOT!” There you have it!